What Should You Do If A Protected Animal Species Is On Your Property?

When it comes to maintaining your property, it sure is easier to commit to your planned tasks when nothing unexpected takes place. That said, most of us know that this just isn’t how life goes, and so being adaptable and flexible is important. Perhaps you’re maintaining a property only to notice its foundations have shifted, requiring excess concrete injections to stabilize the space.

Maybe you’ve tried to commit to a renovation only to realize that the ventilation of a given space is lacking and in need of a rework. Most commonly, you may find that pests have made their way into your household or commercial premises, and despite making a home for themselves they haven’t volunteered to pay rent. This can be a problem.

However, this latter problem is twice felt when we realise this particular pest is protected by animal protection laws. These can be put in place to preserve species or to protect native populations. In some cases, they’re essential to take care of due to how much they protect the local plant ecology. Destroying bee nests and exterminating them isn’t illegal, for instance, but it’s a bad idea and quite unethical given how much they contribute.

What should you do if a protected animal species is on your property? Let’s consider that below:

Contact Professional Services Before You Take Action

Bats, certain species of squirrels and other animals may be protected, and so it’s always best to seek additional advice from pest control services, Many people think these services are just there to exterminate everything they can find, but often they’re also highly trained in the humane removal and deterrence of certain species. For instance, contacting an appropriate bird removal service can help you come to the best outcome.1

Provide Ample Logistical Access

For the most part, a professional service may be required. This means that making sure these contractors have access to your property and can appropriately perform their jobs is key, be that in opening gates, making sure your driveway is clear, and clearing your garden or interior so they can use their specialized tools. Safety is the name of the game, and you’ll make a big difference with these actions as a result.

Make Appropriate Arrangements

Of course, in some cases, the type of request may mean making additional accommodations so that work can be carried out. If you have bats in your attic, for instance, official guidance might simply request that you do what you can to remove the possessions you care about from this space and to seal the door so they cannot access the rest of the property, waiting for them to fly away when they’re ready in a month or two. The same goes for waiting to trim your hedges until bird season is over. If a bee’s nest is being removed, then it can be worth vacating your property for the length of the work just to avoid stings.

While this isn’t an exhaustive list, we hope you can glean some insight from this advice. We cannot always plan for animals or pests, but when they arrive, taking the proper route is important.

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